After twice finishing in the top five, Slater's Joey Gochenour broke through in Week 5 to win The Marshall Democrat-News' Pigskin Pick 'Em contest.
It took a tiebreaker for Gochenour to beat out four other contestants, but he got closest to the final score (37-20) of the San Diego-Kansas City NFL game with his pick of a 31-17 Chargers victory. Bill Cobb of Moberly and Marshall's Kelly Frauenhoffer shared second place, six points off Gochenour's winning figure, while Will Walker of Marshall and Don delRosario of Sweet Springs rounded out the five finalists.
All 47 players in the contest selected fourth-ranked Missouri Valley to beat Culver-Stockton (47-7) and No. 2 Salisbury to defeat Slater (35-0). The biggest upset was Smith-Cotton's 17-12 win over O'Hara, which only one player forecast.
Gochenour wins the large Pizza Put pizza for his effort.